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Joanne Dennison's Meeting and Event Intensive Two Day Class

6 April, 2019 - 7 April, 2019
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sands Bethlehem
77 Sands Blvd
Bethlehem, PA
Joanne Dennison
Phone: 732-672-1134

Learn how to be better at what you do - and further your career
Earn Contact Hours for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Application or Re-Certification

Dates: Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time each day: 9:00am - 6:00 pm 
Dress: Casual
Location: Sands Bethlehem,
Lodging: Sands is offering an $99.00 + rate per nights. Rate includes self-parking, Wi-Fi, fitness center and indoor pool.  Resort Fee will be waived and guests to receive access to the Chairman's Lounge to enjoy during their stay.  For reservations call (877) 726-3777, Group Code GMG0419, Cut off Date 3/22/19

Registration Fee for MPI Members: $500
Non-Member Registration Fee: $550
Registration Form April 2019 CMP Class

You must attend the entire class to receive all 16 contact hours. 
Questions? Please email Joanne Dennison 

About the class:
Joanne is an educator. Because of that the first and foremost purpose of the class is about learning to be a better professional in the meeting and events industry (planner or supplier), and applying it when you go to work the next day. Yes, people have even taken the class who were not sitting for the exam just for the learning experience!  Class hours count toward the CMP CE application hours. For many attendees it is also about “getting” a grasp on the material in a strategic, situational and conceptual way to pass the CMP exam. The exam is no longer about memorization. It is about thinking, planning and acting strategically. The questions are no longer definition based, but situation based (“You are at your meeting and….”). The topics that are covered are emphasized according to importance and relevancy to the CMP International Standards and the proportion to how they are used in the exam.

There is also a “Pay Once, Take Twice” option where you can come the first time to get you on your way for preparing.  Then, if you choose, find a future class that fits your schedule and take it at no additional charge.

Joanne shares information that is not on the exam, but she feels that you should know and can use. She also does share study tips and test taking tips for those who are preparing for the exam. Some of the tips also count in “real life”.  Participants also share their experiences as part of the learning.   

Joanne has taught her multi-day class more than 30 times since 2000. She has also taught other sessions both for her own company and for many organizations such as MPI, PCMA, and Smart Meetings Magazine. Classes have been held throughout the US along with Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Thailand and China. She is also an educator at many industry meetings and in corporate organizations.

Joanne passed the exam in 1996 and has re-certified three times, most recently in 2016. She also has attended the CMP Conclave multiple times to learn the most up-to-date information about the CMP program most recently in September 2017.

By registering for this class you also receive two free “Guiding” sessions, each lasting approximately 1 ½ hours. These can be used for many things including help in determining “What’s Next?” in your career. 

Venue Details

Sands Bethlehem is suited to cater to the highest levels of corporate and executive talent. After being recognized for outstanding service in meetings, incentive travel programs, trade shows and conventions by some of the industry’s most highly regarded trade publications, Sands has set the bar for what an exceptional event should be.

No matter the occasion, Sands provides you with expert, highly personalized service. For business meetings and conventions, the audio visual capabilities can help you deliver the perfect presentation. Sands banquet and sales teams are committed to coordinating and communicating your vision. With a culinary team comprised of some of America’s most sought after chefs, Sands Bethlehem offers the finest in cuisine.  After all, providing delectable foods – and plenty of it – is their specialty. SandsBeth_logo1

Sands Bethlehem is a place where groups can make a seamless transition to play mode, complete with the finest accommodations, enjoyable cuisine, first-rate entertainment and a spa devoted to pure relaxation. Whether it's an informal sit-down, a business expo, a large convention or a simple one-on-one, it’s easier than ever to make your meeting at the resort that redefined the meetings landscape in Eastern PA.


MPI New Jersey Chapter Attendance Policy: 

All Essential Level members or non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential Level/Non-member rate.

MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Price.

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